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May 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 – $25
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TALK-BACK and “CHAMPAGNE” RECEPTION after each performance.

A portion of proceeds will be awarded to a New Canaan student as scholarship for excellence in writing… to follow in Claire Ayoub’s footsteps.

And you thought YOUR parents were up in everyone’s business. As the child of small-town gynecologists, comedy writer Claire Ayoub (Empire Waist, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls) experienced an untraditional and often mortifying adolescence destined to end in therapy—and comedy. Join her for a delightfully cringeworthy walk down memory lane and learn what being a GynoKid is all about. To learn more, visit: www.claireayoub.com/thegynokid

After an award-winning run at the FRIGID Fringe Festival (Best Solo Comedy, Top Grossing-The Kraine Theater, EstroGenius Award), The GynoKid was asked back as part of the EstroGenius Festival… and now headed to New Canaan where it all began!   Join Claire at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park on Mother’s Day Weekend.

“Ayoub observes that comedy helped her through dark times, and she demonstrates her mastery of the form with a captivating stage presence.” — Thinking Theater NYC

“As she makes us feel every embarrassing moment, she reveals much about her inner life, while sketching a warm, loving portrait of her parents. And makes us laugh again and again.” — Blogcritics

“What might be mortifying to a child is assuredly recounted with loving fondness, winning humor, polished staging and effortless clarity.” — Theater Reviews from My Seat

“We don’t think we ever stopped laughing.” — Young-Howze Theater Journal


“An absolutely brilliant piece of theatre.
One of the best and smartest shows I’ve seen in a long time. Claire Ayoub has written a masterpiece that is only amplified by her magnetic performance. Her genuine energy and positive vibes and humor pour off the stage and into the audience, leaving the audience in a constant roar of laughter, as well as forcing them to let their guard down to really hear the heart of her story… This was an exceptionally brilliant show and one that I would expect to see at any of the larger Off-Broadway houses/companies.”

“Claire was so funny and vulnerable.
Loved seeing all the audience happy and smiling as they left the theater.”
“Hilarious and heartfelt!
All the stars!!!!”

“Brilliantly written and superbly performed show. Claire shares the humor and awkwardness of growing up in a small community with parents who have an extremely personal relationship with their patients in a deeply insightful way that had me laughing and left me with much to think about. Highly recommend to all!”


May 12, 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $25
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Powerhouse Theater, Waveny Park
679 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Town Players of New Canaan
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